Monday, December 20, 2010

The Mortal Instruments: CITY OF FALLEN ANGEL COVER!


thank you to Cassandra Clare!
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How long have I been away?
Let me start by apologizing for my absence. I give rights for EVERYONE who actually reads this blog to yell at me :D (get some of that anger out!)

I have been caught up with work, school and some holiday prepping...(Tis the season to be jolly...=P)

To get back into the swing of all things book related, I have recently read the classic "A Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemingway and oh boy, it was beautiful! The tragic life of Lieutenant Henry and his love Catherine Barkley. This novel flowed with such passion, and tragedy. The way Hemingway portrays war, love, and hope in "A Farewell to Arms" is unique and definitely one of a kind.
I DEFINITELY recommend this book to those who AREN'T looking for a happily ever after, but rather a story that depicts life in times of war and tests the strength of love.
"I had gone to no such place but to the smoke of the cafes and the nights when the room whirled and you needed to look at the wall to make it stop, nights in bed, drunk, when you knew that that was all there was, and the strange excitement of waking and not knowing who it was with you, and the world all unreal in the dark and so exciting that you must resume again unknowing and not caring...."

Another thing I did while I neglected my blog, was watch the movie Black Swan. Utterly speechless. GO CHECK IT OUT IF YOU GET A CHANCE! (For those old enough anyways. =P)

I am currently reading "Someday This Pain Will be Useful to You" by Peter Cameron. I'm liking it so far, it has the 'catcher in the rye' feel to it, self-finding type of book. Pretty good, and on-sale at Chapters/Indigo/Coles =)

And now here's an UPDATE on my new reading list:
-Cryers Cross (ARC has arrived!)
-Zombies VS Unicorns
-Before I Fall


Toodles for now!
-Sherry Lay


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

CRESCENDO By Becca Fitzpatrick






Saturday, October 9, 2010

What's on the Menu today?

It's time for a new book today! I'm excited to start the classic, The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger!
It was a book I chose to do for my grade eleven english novel study. I would LOVE to know what you thought of the book if you've already read it! Maybe afterward we'd have a little book talk on it? No spoilers please!

So good reading for now my friends, I will keep you posted on my thoughts of The Catcher in the Rye!

-Sherry Lay =)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Review: Crescendo By: Becca Fitzpatrick

Nora should have know her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away and Nora can't figure out if it's for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home.

The farther Nora delves into the mystery of her father's death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim blood line has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn't answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?
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OH BOY, this book literally had me on the edge of a cliff (well the edge of my bed really, but you get what I mean!). When I read Hush Hush I thought nothing would ever be able to top it, I was wrong. Step aside Hush Hush, Crescendo just passed you.
This gripping sequel to one of the best books I've ever read has me abosolutely speechless! Crescendo definitely leaves readers hungry for more. Becca throws more twists than ever expected and weaves such an intricate plot that gets everyone questioning Nora's every move! And who can forget the drool-worthy Patch, there's no shortage of him in this book that's forsure so ladies get ready! Full of suspence, Crescendo had me hanging onto every last page and so will you once it hits bookshelves this October.

Off the bat we learn what really happened to Nora's father the night he never returned and what it means for Nora in present day. Nora and Patch definitely struggle a little bit in this book, full of miscommunications and Nora not being able to say what really is on her mind pushing Patch further and further away.A new character is introduced , Scott (an old friend of Nora's from her childhood), and there's definitely something fishy about him. Then there's the good old Vee. I couldn't love a character more! Strong and bold Vee is the friend that EVERYONE needs! She adds humor to this book that no one else can because they're too busy with the unnatural.Last but not least, is Marcie Millar. A character that makes me want to scream but with her part in Crescendo and her tie-in with Nora, I feel we learn to love our favourite characters even more. Fallen Love, Fallen Lust & Fallen Lost, Crescendo will rock your world 10x harder than the first book leaving you hungry for what happens next!

My Rating: 5outof5 Stars, could not find a point in this book where I was disappointed or unhappy with what I was reading!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

MockingJay By:Suzanne Collins

Does ANYONE know what is coming out this Tuesday in Canada? Here is a hint, read this post title! GAHHHHH the finally book in the Hunger Games Trilogy! My friend first introduced this book to me last year I believe and I was hooked the moment I started reading. There was no part in the Hunger Games or the sequel Catching Fire that didn't have me gasping for more. There is no doubt I would be running to my local bookstores to get a copy in my hands!

This post was just a little, well HUGE, news I wanted everyone to know. It is one of my favourite books so if you haven't read it yet, GO OUT AND GET A COPY NOW! =)

Sunday, August 8, 2010


Wow, have I been absent or what. Sorry everyone, or well anyone actually since there really isn't much followers of my blog. I have been caught up on a LOT of stuff this summer (family parties, BBQs, jobs and prepping for school). I hope everyone is having a GREAT summer so far and remember to make it last because it is coming to an end VERY soon! ='(

Anyways, I wanted to talk about the book I am currently reading which is Spells by Aprilynne Pike, the sequel to the amazing Wings. I was very sad when i first started this book. It was too slow of a beginning for me, nothing really catching or intriguing. Nothing against Aprilynne,it is probably because I love DAVID and well, Laurel is in Avalon pretty much throughout the beginning. As the story went on, it remained slow up until Laurel FINALLY goes back to the real world to DAVID! I'm pretty much half way through the book and would keep you posted on how the ending goes.

Recently on twitter, Aprilynne tweeted she was working on Wings book 4! Spells came out not too long ago! Wings 3 will be released next MAY! *sigh*

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Books to Movies: Yes or No?

We all know the new phase in hollywood is turning books into a movie.
SOME are amazingly done and others well, speak for themselves.
What I'm interested in knowing from all of you is whether you like the adaptations you've seen so far and are looking forward for others to follow or are you more against risking your favourite book being made into a movie.

Some of my favourite adaptations...
-The Notebook
-A Walk to Remember
-The Shawshank Redemption

What are some of your favourites that have been made into a good movie and if not, even better? Make sure to leave a comment below! =)

Thursday, July 15, 2010


I went to the beach today here in Toronto Ontario and boy was it bad weather. It wasn't TERRIBLE but could have been WAY better. Even worse was when the thunderstorm started to pour on us. And let's not forget the seagulls. Why do people feed them? They come back even daring and try to get the food from you, up close and personal.

Besides the point of this blog. What I wanted to know are what are good summer beach reads that everyone has? Is there a list you have set or are you going on suggestions your friends have made? Also, what do you look forward to accomplishing this summer?

Top of my list includes:
-TAN my glowstick legs. =)

I'll keep you guys posted on how that goes!

Make sure to leave a comment below on your summer reads and goals for the summer!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

What Are You Looking Forward to Reading?

Here's a question my friend and I have trouble answering because there are WAY too many books coming out this year that we are looking forward to reading!
Some titles include:

Clockwork Angel By:Cassandra Clare
MockingJay By:Suzanne Collins
Crescendo By:Becca Fitzpatrick
Torment By:Lauren Kate

What are some of the books YOU are looking forward too?
Leave a comment below I'd love to check some of the books you guys recommend!

Book Review: Clockwork Angel By:Cassandra Clare

Typing just the name of this blog entry gets me giddy. Every time I hear the name Clockwork Angel I smile. I received the book a week ago from the awesome people over at Simon&Schuster and dove straight into reading it! Had to be dragged away from the book! Literally.

"Magic is dangerous-but love is more dangerous still.

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gas lit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What's more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.

Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by,and torn between,two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length . . . everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world. . . . and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all."

First off, having read The Mortal Instruments Series and loving it to death I was waiting to see if Clockwork Angel could match the level of awesomeness. HELLS TO THE FREAKING YES IT DID! Fans of Cassandra Clare’s the Mortal Instruments will definitely not be disappointed with the debut novel in the new series The Infernal Devices.
Cassandra Clare once again creates a world that we’d all wish to live in. With shocking twists that nobody could see coming and even more sinister plots, Clockwork Angel promises to take readers on a dark and winding ride that has quite a few unexpected turns.

Off the bat we are introduced to the main character Tessa Gray. From there we are catapulted into the drama that follows her. Tessa makes her way across waters from New York to London in the pursuits to live with her brother, Nathaniel, and start new, after losing her Aunt in New York. Arriving on the docks of London, nothing seems to go as planned. Held captive for weeks by the Dark Sisters who are part of The Pandemonium Club and working for the ever mysterious leader the Magister, Tessa is forced and taught to embrace her “gift” she never knew she had of transforming into people by self-control. Coming to her rescue, is no other than an extremely HOT shadowhunter. Falling into the sudden realization that she is not just human and her brother is held hostage by the Magister, Tessa finds herself making the move to help the shadowhunters fight whatever it is that is threatening her and her brother. Set in a different and much older era, the troubles and solutions surrounding this story are definitely different and get readers turning pages faster then EVER. And where there are shadowhunters involved, there must be love somewhere in the air and as we come to realize through Cassandra Clare’s books is if it isn’t the demons, vampires or other downworlders trying to kill our beloved characters, it’s love that does the trick!

I absolutely loved every second of reading this book. There was no moment that I wasn’t captivated by the characters on paper! Without doubt I recommend this book to ANYONE, you will not be disappointed!

Visit the Infernal Devices website!


hello =)

hello to people of the blog world. I'm Sherry Lay and I'm starting this new blog for YA book lovers like myself. What I'd like to do is start blogging about books that I've read and books that people suggest. Sort of like a forum with reviews and likes/dislikes of books out there today! Maybe. I hope it goes well and hope that you guys keep interested! I would love to hear your guys thoughts on new books and books you are looking forward to this year!
Shall be posting my first review soon?

&please remember to be considerate of authors and post clean =)